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Five Bells Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Hessett, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2203 / 52°13'13"N

Longitude: 0.8329 / 0°49'58"E

OS Eastings: 593607

OS Northings: 261790

OS Grid: TL936617

Mapcode National: GBR RGP.MF4

Mapcode Global: VHKDD.DG58

Plus Code: 9F426RCM+45

Entry Name: Five Bells Inn

Listing Date: 9 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182373

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281182

Location: Hessett, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Hessett

Built-Up Area: Hessett

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Beyton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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4/79 Five Bells Inn


Public house, C16 and C17 in about 5 phases. One storey and attics. 2 storey
crosswing. Hall range to left, cross-wing at centre, an addition to right.
Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roofs: two gabled C19 dormers with
small-pane casements. Two axial C17 chimneys of red brick, both with rebuilt
upper shafts. Late C19 or early C20 small-pane casements. 3 early C20 half-
glazed panelled entrance doors with cornices. A complex building with much
alteration before c.1700. The cross-wing is earliest: the front 2 bays have
good close studding and unchamfered floor joists laid flat (mainly concealed),
all late C16 work. Behind, a room has tension-braced studding and mullioned
window evidence, of mid C16 or earlier. A further, lower range to rear of
about 2 bays, late C16 or early C17. The hall was rebuilt during C17 with
butt-purlin roof, but reusing a good mid C16 1st floor structure with a
massive binding beam and floor joists of large section: an open fireplace with
deep cambered lintel. The right hand range was added in C17/C18.

Listing NGR: TL9360761790

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